When you look at a building do you discuss its architecture or do you focus on the methods the contractors use to paint the walls?
The term “Computer” is quite vague. It is as generic as the word tool.
If I say tool do you know out of the billions of tools now in use in the world which one I am refering to? DO you know who invented it or even what it is used for?
No. But you do know it is generically classified as a “Tool”
In the old days they had a program in school that taught things like basic woodworking and stuff. It was loosely referred to as “Shop”. It was not a class that taught you how to shop. It taught you nothing about retail purchasing. But anyone who walked into a high school and heard one of the kids was taking “shop” they knew an idea of what it was even though they did not know what tools they used, nor what exactly they did in class.
When you say mathematics you are using a very generic and vague term to loosely define something. It is like me saying “On earth there is a living organism.”
Geometry is “sub category” of Mathematics and yet it too is a generic term and other terms are then used to refine the classification down small enough so a person knows EXACTLY what fits in that category.
Some more generic terms
Each are generalized categories and usually when you try to convey to someone what it is you are working on you decsribe your PROJECT not the TOOLS you use to make them to convey an idea of what it is you are doing because if you don’t then most people won’t have a clue.
Line Gauge is a common tool. Does it convey to the user as a good object to define printing?
If I showed you a line gauge you would think RULER. But it is not a Ruler its a Line Gauge!
To think if printing was never invented where we as a society would be now. The influence Printing has had on the world is just staggering.
Yet go outside and ask anyone to tell you what a Line Gauge is and I bet you get a blank stare.
Also as Jaysen said what was and what is now when it comes to “computer science” is completely different altogether.
I never went to college for Computers and I never got a degree related to computers.
But I did stay at a Holiday Inn…
Bruce Lee had it right. If you see a heavenly moon why would you concentrate on your finger? Enjoy the moon in all its glory